A friend of mine is concerned about his daughter who is 8 years old. He is hypo (since a teen) and has many hypo family members.
His daughter is lethargic and had a few other hypo symptoms, her TSH was 8.27 recently, her Free T4 was 13.7 (range 9.0-26.0) and Ferritin 85 (range 10-150) the only other wonky result was serum Creatinine 43 (range 50-90).
The GP is intimating that she will not be diagnosed until her tsh rises above 10 - you know that old chestnut!
She is having her bloods repeated, I said to ask for thyroid antibodies, b12 and vitamin d to be tested too.
I just wanted to ask whether anyone knows of another other information about child hypothyroidism - is there a useful book out there that I could suggest he reads?
Also I don't know anything about pediatric endocrinologists - has your child seen one?
I would be grateful for any information, many thanks in advance.